Two READ projects (International Research of Student Achievements and cross-country localization of the SAM monitoring) were submitted for inclusion into 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aimed to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS) appointed by the Secretary-General and supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies, the GSDR is published every four years. The previous report was launched in 2019, while the 2023 report is currently in development. For the 2023 report, the IGS is seeking inputs from experts from various disciplines (natural scientists, social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, etc.) from across the world. The inputs were submitted in the form of short responses to key questions, as well as the submission of relevant publications. The projects were submitted as good examples on translating global goals into local actions.